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Welcome to my journal. I post weekly to share my years of experience as a Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur wedding, Elopement, and Proposal photographer. You can explore guides filled with tips on various locations, venues, and more.

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I couldn’t wait to capture Tim’s surprise sunset proposal to Steven at Pfeiffer Beach! That’s THEIR beach after all, and I’m right at home there too as a local Big Sur proposal photographer. Pfeiffer Beach is a little off the beaten path but SO so worth every step. It really is the heart of Big […]

Joris planned his surprise proposal to Emily on the weekend they were set to come here- I was delighted to have squeaked in as their local Big Sur proposal photographer! Joris is also a fellow Philly and he works as a professor, whereas Emily is from San Francisco and does marketting in biotech. I loved […]

For Mat, and unbeknownst to his fiancé, Ivy, the next chapter in their lives together was his surprise proposal to her at Pebble Beach! These two were booked for my sunset session on October 10th, 10/10! I love lucky little dates like this for special occasions. It makes my proposal photographer heart dance! Not only […]

As a local Big Sur proposal photographer, I can say with full confidence that a surprise proposal at the beautiful Bixby Creek Bridge is a magical occasion! It’s no wonder that it’s one of the most photographed bridges in California! Right on Old Coast Road, the beautiful Bixby Creek Bridge made for Gabriel and Thais’ […]

Aaron’s whimsical Monterey surprise proposal to his lovely lady, now fiancée, Jaclyn, was so beautiful to witness! I am beyond honored to have been their local Monterey photographer for this very special occasion. Not only has Aaron been planning this for a LONG time (he hired me six months ago!), he also tailored it so […]

Steve and Anh’s surprise proposal on the coastline had an awesome California staple in it, that is, In-N-Out! Photographing this joyous occasion was such a delight for me as a local Carmel by the Sea proposal photographer. These newly engaged lovers currently live in Chicago and love going on once-in-a-lifetime adventures. They headed west for […]

Although at first, we had a few wrenches thrown into our plans, I’m happy to report that Jaime and Lindsey’s surprise proposal on the sand was a smashing success! Planning a proposal is hard work, especially on the lively weekend of Labor Day. Having connections as a local Big Sur photographer certainly pays off when […]

A Carmel sunset surprise proposal is gorgeous in and of itself. Even more so when you have family roots and those lovely deep sentimentalities woven into that Carmel sunset surprise proposal! Collin contacted me with all these things in mind and was certain that THIS was the place he was going to propose to his […]

Big Sur’s Calla Lilly Valley is a wonderful spot to photograph proposals! I was thrilled when Brandon reached out to me so I could shoot his surprise proposal to his darling, Aryn. I already knew a Calla Lily Valley proposal was going to be beautiful! I’d previously photographed his brother, Jacob’s proposal to his love, […]

Being Cesar and Alina’s local Big Sur photographer for their beautiful windblown surprise proposal at Pfeiffer State Park was such a delight! Cesar first reached out to me over e-mail and mentioned that he was interested in a proposal on the cliffs. Being a Big Sur proposal photographer and since we live so close to […]

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